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Phlebotomy Technician (511009)

Certificate: Certificate in Applied Science, CAS

Overview

The Phlebotomy Technician Program is a two-semester program that begins annually in the fall. The first semester students take a PBT prefix course where basic laboratory concepts, safety and venipuncture techniques are introduced and practiced. The second semester (spring) is the clinical experience for the phlebotomy portion of the program. Students complete 135 clinical hours and 100 successful venipunctures, which will make them eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification exam for phlebotomy technician. The remaining coursework is general education courses.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
• RWR 100 or equivalent test scores
• MAT 155 or equivalent test scores
• BIO 100 or High School Biology with a grade of “C” or better

In the Real World

A phlebotomist (PBT) draws blood by venipuncture or skin puncture collection for laboratory tests, transfusions, donations, and research. They must exercise appropriate safety precautions to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. The PBT must become familiar with hospital procedures and environments, and must perform assigned tasks efficiently while demonstrating appropriate bedside manners. The PBT will work in hospitals, commercial laboratories, private physician’s offices, public health departments, clinics or blood banks. Employment of PBTs is projected to grow 25% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Integrate, and unify skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success within the phlebotomy profession body of knowledge. (Critical Thinking)
• Demonstrate respect for the rights of the patients, colleagues, and other health professionals and perform duties in a manner that is within the constraints of legal, moral, and ethical conduct. (Professionalism)
• Conduct all clinical and administrative work with care and accuracy while demonstrating a commitment to accepted safety practices. (Quality and Safety).

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